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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 26, 2015

Woman Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding St Albert The Great’s Parent Teacher Organization Of More Than $67,000


DAYTON – Jennifer Boggan, 41, of Centerville, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to one year in prison for wire fraud, placed on three years of supervised release and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $50,464.02.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Mark Porter, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, and Kettering Police Chief James M. O’Dell announced the sentence handed down today by U.S District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents, from approximately September 2010 until February 2012, Boggan served as the volunteer treasurer for St. Albert The Great Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in Kettering, Ohio. During that time, Boggan embezzled funds from the PTO’s bank account by a variety of methods, including preparing and endorsing checks to herself and her mother.  Boggan attempted to conceal her fraudulent activities by falsely coding the checks as legitimate expenditures. She also made unauthorized cash withdrawals and purchases of gift cards from Target and the Greene Town Center using money from the PTO’s bank account.

As a result of Boggan’s scheme, she caused a loss of approximately $67,329.98 to the St. Albert PTO.

Boggan pleaded guilty on March 14, 2014 to wire fraud.

“Boggan stole money raised by elementary school kids that was used to help offset the costs of school field trips, purchase teaching supplies, acquire ‘Smart Boards,’ fund scholarships and arrange for guest speakers,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Sistla told the court. “Her entire tenure as the PTO’s volunteer treasurer was marked by deceit and fraud.”

U.S. Attorney Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by the Secret Service and Kettering Police Department, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Alex R. Sistla, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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Updated July 23, 2015